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Tennessee Student Dies In Charity Boxing Tournament

Tennessee players on the field against Vanderbilt.

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 19: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Vanderbilt Commodores on November 19, 2005 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Commodores defeated the Volunteers 28-24. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A college student at the University of Tennessee died Friday night while participating in a charity boxing tournament.

According to Knoxville police, 20-year-old Tennessee student Joseph Tanner Wray passed away Friday night after collapsing between the second and third rounds of his boxing match in the Ace Miller Boxing Tournament. Wray was rushed to the UT Medical Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Wray was participating in a match at the Ace Miller Boxing Tournament when he collapsed about 9:26 p.m. as he was about to sit on his stool inside the ring between the second and third rounds, police said.

The tournament is apparently held annually and features members of Tennessee fraternities boxing against one another. has more on Wray:

Tanner was participating in the annual Ace Miller Memorial Boxing Tournament to benefit Golden Gloves, Knoxville Chapter when he collapsed in the ring. First responders rendered assistance before taking him to a local hospital where he later passed away.

He served the Vice President and formerly was the Historian of the Phi Delta Chapter at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was Initiated in the spring of 2017. Tanner had an outstanding academic record as a junior Aerospace Engineering major.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wray's family and friends.